PowerGenius XL pallets shipping to Austin!

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The first pallets of PowerGenius XL amplifiers are on their way to Austin!

http://www.flexradio.com/amateur-products/powergenius-xl/


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Matt - KD5FGE, Employee

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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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Yes!!!
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Burch - K4QXX

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Woo Hoo!
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K1UO - Larry

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Very nice Matt...  can the Documentation be far behind :)

Thanks for posting.
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Matt - KD5FGE, Employee

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We have been reviewing the documentation. We will post it as soon as it is completed.
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Bill W2PKY

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Any ETA to Austin and then how much testing before delivery to customers?
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Rich - N5ZC

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Good news.

Rich - N5ZC
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Rich - N5ZC

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I assume there's going to be an update to SmartSDR 2.0.19 so the amp can be controlled/monitored?

Rich - N5ZC
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Steve Gw0gei

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Any news on the eu certification for European customers?
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WA5YOM

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Exciting...
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Bill Kendrick

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Does Montenegro use UPS or are these pictures from somewhere in the US? From the serial numbers it looks like 20 or so amplifiers.
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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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That’s in montenegro.
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Brad A. Steffler

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My birthday is December 3. I hope to have the PowerGenius XL by then as well as my DB 18E construction completed, tested and rotator control runnning!!!

Brad
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Bill Kendrick

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Are these going to customers or are they the trial run?
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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These are production units.  Some are going to customers who have purchased the amplifier and are also members of our alpha team to verify the hardware and software before volume shipments begin.  Others are being used in-house for support and continued software development.  
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Rich - N5ZC

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Any idea when volume shipments will begin?

Rich - N5ZC
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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as soon as the check out is complete.
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Bill Kendrick

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How many were in the shipment?
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Bill Kendrick

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Any time frame on the 6600M? I won't use the amp until the 6600M comes in.
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Bill-N6RV

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OK... It appears I have two accounts. This is my old account that I will use. My new one has my full name and not call sign... Bill Kendrick.
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Tom

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Will the external ATU be shipped together with PG or it will be delivered at a later date?
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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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I would imagine they are busy in the lab checking them out. I had a chance to see the Bouvet units being tested. Not sure if they would do that with all of the production units but these first ones are given a thorough run through.
Either that or they're stuck in customs. :) 
(I know about as much as you do)

73
Ria, N2RJ
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Bill Kendrick

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Thanks Ria. I should not be too anxious. I reserved a 6600M and Power Genius in August. Probably in the second run. Hopefully both will pop out at the same time. I have a hole in one of the operating positions for both!
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August? I ordered mine February 6. 
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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If you have questions regarding a pending order, please contact Sales for information specific to your order.
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Just to keep you informed. Next shipment is scheduled for the end of this month.  We are pushing to do it as fast as possible  while not compromising  quality in any way.
All units are fully tested on full power, all bands in SO2R mode for 12 hours. Our new test software makes it easy as the process is now fully automated. Final test includes calibration check and adjustment as well as detailed technical test report for each unit.

Note: Units on photo are without Top cover
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Bill Kendrick

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I just heard that both the PowerGenius XL and Flex 6600M will not go out until April!!!! This comes directly from someone who ordered today and he said this not just for new orders but for all orders.
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Bill Kendrick

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First things first. I have a PW-1 and if that is what I am getting then that is a problem. They are terribly designed.

Next I was told by FRS that I would have mine this year in December. Unless they tell me directly that I am not I hold them to that timeline.
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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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It's not a PW1. I only used that as an example. The amplifier will be tightly integrated into SmartSDR. In other words, it will work best with SmartSDR. It will work with other radios but it will work best with SmartSDR.
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Bill Kendrick

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That is exactly why I bought it! I told FRS not to deliver the amp ahead of the radio. I will not use it with any other radio. It is dedicated to operate with the 6600M exclusively! My pious hope is that it operates trouble free with their radios right out of the box!
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As far as timelines go, I will say this - testing and software integration is going really well. So once they finalize the software, they will be ready to go out the door. I don’t think it is batches of 10. The number 10 was the alpha/beta test units. It is a few days after CQWW CW. The team has data to go over and things to adjust in the software. Ranko used his at EA8 and Craig, K9CT used his in two contests so far. So it’s going well. I don’t think Flex wants to delay this too long and I don’t think there is any reason to.

Keep your eyes peeled for emails as they will have the latest info.
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@ Bill K.

Your statement quoted below is incorrect.  I will give a more detailed response in response to your following post.
I just heard that both the PowerGenius XL and Flex 6600M will not go out until April!!!! This comes directly from someone who ordered today and he said this not just for new orders but for all orders.
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Bill Kendrick

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K9ZW     If a company takes money to reserve a product that is promised in a given time frame then they should be transparent enough to let the purchaser know they are not meeting their commitment. Even from the delivery date Ria stated above, the date promised to me two weeks ago has slipped two months! Now that is significant. You know that the IDXC at Visalia is in April. If production slips past that date maybe there should be some concern?  At HAMCON in Torrance FRS did not have even a prototype of either the PGXL or the 6600. Now that was 3 months ago. So my expectation is mid to late 2018.

Finally my friend who just reserved a 6600M and reserved a PGXL earlier said that the amplifiers are coming out in lots of 10. I was told by FRS that the reservation were nearing 1000. Do the math. He was also told that parts availability is still an issue.

The point I am making is that FRS should keep us apprised of the moving delivery date and we should not hear it from someone who just made the purchase. Yes.... it was about the first articles not the one he reserved today. In fact he reserved his amplifier ta HAMCON so he was not concerned about later runs!
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Bill Kendrick

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Thank you Gerald

I never received the November 21st email. Can you point me to it on this website?

I will be looking for the 6600M next month and the Power Genius XL in the first quarter of 2018.
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Bill Kendrick

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Thank you Gerald

I never received the November 21st email. Can you point me to it on this website?

I will be looking for the 6600M next month and the Power Genius XL in the first quarter of 2018.
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Gerald - K5SDR, Employee

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Rich McCabe posted the email in its entirety on this thread:

https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/status-of-new-6400-6600-flex-radios?utm_source=noti...

Check you spam folder.  We sent the email to all pre-order customers using Constant Contact on November 21.

Gerald
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Bill Kendrick

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I might have thrown it away however I have all the posts from this web page and they go to my inbox. I am usually very good at filing emails. I do not throw away many. Maybe I am not on the mail list. I received the email from flexinsider today right after I made the post. Maybe someone forwarded it to me?
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Contact Sales to ensure you are on the mailing list.

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